Lick of the Week 15: June 10
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This week we have another bebop ii-V-I lick I lifted from a Dexter Gordon solo. He plays this repeatedly in "Scrapple From The Apple" off Our Man In Paris. On that recording, he plays it starting on an A, and ending on a Bb, and landing on a Bb major chord. I played it up a fourth in this video--ending on an Eb. This lick could go into an Eb major chord, but it would also work over a Dmin7(b5) - G7(b9) - Cmin. In fact, that's how I usually end up playing it.
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